Narrated by Katherine Hepburn and supposedly written by Eleanor Roosevelt, WOMEN IN DEFENSE is a World War II propaganda movie showing women war workers in a variety of settings, including laboratories (1:00), feeding guinea pigs special diets (2:30) and record their weights; attending nutrition lectures; designing working clothes for women; sewing uniforms, airplane wing fabric and parachutes (5:15); assembling and inspecting precision instruments (6:00) including ball bearings; operate drill presses and lathes in a machine shop (4:00); and wrapping surgical dressings for the Red Cross (9:30).
"Women, skilled and unskilled, are asking, 'What can I do to help?' This film will show what women are doing and what they can do. Every women has an important place in the national defense programe, in science, in industry, and in the home."
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